Signature Experiences

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Desert Studies

Students can conduct undergraduate field classwork and engage in field experiences in the surrounding diverse habitats, geology and geography, landscape features, and history of the Mojave Desert while staying at the CSU Desert Studies Center.

Desert Studies

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Environment, Technology and Culture

Environment, Technology and Culture takes an applied anthropological approach to confronting the climate crisis and achieving sustainability goals. This course engages students in community-based action research projects in partnership with service-learning partners, including CHERP Locally Grown Power (LGP).

Environment, Technology and Culture

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Judicial Internship

The Judicial Internship allows student the experience to visit and observe court sessions at the LA Superior Courthouse in Pomona, and meet with judges and lawyers.

Judicial Internship

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Marriage & Family Therapy

This two-part practicum course begins in the fall and provides graduate students training in different modalities to address mental health issues impacting children, adolescents, and their families. The spring course consists of graduate students providing psycho-educational services alongside a licensed mental health worker throughout the Pomona Unified School District Student and Family Support Services.

Marriage & Family Therapy

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Methods of Anthropology

Students learn how to carry out ethnographic research from the development of a research question to a final conference presentation and ethnographic research article. Projects are health related and carried out in partnership with the Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside’s School of Medicine.

Methods of Anthropology

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Model National Organization of American States

The Model National Organization of American States (Model OAS) selects students participate in a national simulation in Washington D.C. each spring in which members address different political, economic and social issues in the Western Hemisphere.

Model National Organization of American States

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Model United Nations

Model United Nations prepares select students to participate in a national simulation that takes place in New York each spring semester.

Model United Nations

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Panetta Internship

The Panetta Congressional Internship Program is a nonpartisan center for the study of public policy hosted in the fall. Nominated students will start the internship in Monterey, CA for two weeks and then head to Washington, D.C.

Panetta Internship

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Songwriter Showcase

Songwriters throughout the university perform original songs accompanied by producers, musicians and vocalists from the music department. Students may participate as songwriters, vocalists, musicians, and technicians (audio, lighting, and/or stage).

Songwriter Showcase

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The PolyPost

The Poly Post is the Universities’ independent student-run newspaper. The Poly Post is a learning lab for students in the fields of print, photojournalism, and multimedia journalism.

The Poly Post